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What We Love

  • A traditional, elegant stay in a historic building, right in the heart of the city, with breakfastThe central location between Edinburgh's Old and New Towns
  • Indulging in exquisite Aveda treatments at the sleek spa
  • Trying out a few single malts in the hotel's wood-paneled bar

What To Know

  • Free WiFi
  • There is nightly turn down service
  • The hotel has a unique stainless steel pool and luxurious onsite spa
  • The hotel is located right across from the Waverley train station


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Spa
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A regal five-star hotel, featuring stunning city views, a luxurious spa and plenty of authentic Scottish charm


With a stay at The Scotsman Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in Edinburgh, steps from Fruitmarket Gallery and City Art Centre. This 4-star hotel is close to St. Giles’ Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirk.


Make yourself at home in one of the 72 guestrooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a bite to eat at a coffee shop/café, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. This hotel has 8 meeting rooms available for events.

How to Get There

The Scotsman Hotel
20 North Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1TR United Kingdom


great hotel in the heart of Edinburgh

Lovely hotel with super friendly and accommodating staff. My room was old fashioned in the nicest possible way with a charming cast iron bath in one of the towers.
I sadly did not have the time to sample breakfast but I am definitely going to stay there again both on business and family trips.

Great location
Catherine G

We have just returned from a lovely stay at The Scotsman. The rooms were lovely (albeit one was much larger despite also being a ‘reporter room’). The staff were very helpful and always willing to help. My only slight negative is that it would have been nice to have more communal areas. It does state in the literature in the rooms that they have a bar, ‘The Front Page’, however this is no longer the case after searching for it and asking a member of staff. The Grand Cafe is nice, however it would be nice to have a separate bar.

Beautiful room, teething problem

Stayed 3 nights in beautiful room with generous layout, huge windows and gorgeous oak panelling. However I discovered there was no Wi-Fi in the room - told staff my first morning, told them the second morning, and on my last night a member of management saw me and told me he had heard about the issue, the builders had forgotten to install the Wi-fi to that room and they had reserved me a nice room elsewhere in the hotel but by that stage it was too late as I was checking out in just a few hours. I’d had to cancel two important work Skype calls (Edinburgh Starbucks are too busy to use for Skype calls!) and managing without Wi-Fi in the room was a real pain. The weird thing is that they said they had tried to track me down all day, but given I was staying in their hotel, had they thought to leave me a note, or send me an email or call me? They had all my details. Bizarre. Would stay again but can’t give more than 3 stars this time as the hotel messed up and I didn’t have a good stay as a result.